Is the United States supporting al-Qaeda in Syria — and if so, why? During the Memorial Day weekend, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, one of the most fervent supporters of increased U.S. military involvement in Syria, visited that country and posed for photographs of a rebel group with ties to al-Qaeda.
A few days earlier a video emerged showing one of the field commanders of that rebel group eating the heart of a dead Syrian soldier. Other video from the Syrian civil war shows U.S.-backed rebels marching in the ranks of a unit calling itself the Osama bin Laden Brigade.
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